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What is GitHub, and How to Create an Account?

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What is GitHub?

GitHub is a web-based platform that serves as a central hub for software development projects using the version control system called Git. It provides developers with tools for collaboration, code hosting, and project management. GitHub has become a fundamental tool for programmers, making it easier to work on projects individually or as a team.

Why GitHub?

  • Version Control and Collaboration Made Easy

Git, the underlying technology behind GitHub, enables developers to track changes in their code and collaborate seamlessly. It allows you to work on different project versions simultaneously, making it easy to experiment with new features or fix bugs without affecting the main codebase. With Git, you can roll back to earlier versions, merge changes from multiple contributors, and keep a clean and organized code history.

  • Showcasing Your Work

GitHub acts as an impressive portfolio for developers. It allows you to highlight your projects, contributions to open-source projects, and the quality of your code to potential employers or collaborators. A well-maintained GitHub profile can significantly enhance your credibility as a developer and increase your chances of landing exciting opportunities in the tech industry.

  • Collaboration and Community

GitHub is home to a vast community of developers, both beginners, and experts, working on diverse projects. You gain access to this vibrant community by having an account on GitHub. You can collaborate on open-source projects, contribute to other repositories, and learn from experienced developers. The collaborative nature of GitHub fosters knowledge sharing and enables you to grow as a developer.

  • Employers and Recruiters Pay Attention

Many employers and recruiters look for GitHub profiles when considering candidates for tech-related positions. A well-populated GitHub profile with quality projects and contributions can set you apart from other applicants and show your passion for coding and collaboration.

 

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How to Create an Account on GitHub?

Step 1: Go to the website

Open your web browser and go to the GitHub website: https://github.com/

Step 2: Click on the ‘sign up button 

You’ll find the “Sign Up” button in the top-right corner of the GitHub homepage. Click on it to continue. 

Step 3: Enter basic details 

Fill in the required details in the sign-up form, including: 

 Username: Choose a unique username for your GitHub account. 

Email: Provide a valid email address. 

Password: Create a strong and secure password. 

 

Step 4: Complete the puzzle 

Step 5: Verify your account 

you will receive one 8 DIGITS of OTP; enter that in the input field. 

Step 6: Enter more details 

enter details, click on CONTINUE AND CONTINUE. You will be redirected to the plans page. 

Step 7: Choose a plan 

GitHub offers both free and paid plans. For most users, the free plan is sufficient. Select the “Free” plan and click on “Continue” to continue.

Step 8: Explore GitHub 

Done; you will be redirected to a screen like this within a few seconds. 

Congratulations, you have successfully created the account on GitHub.  

 

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WRITTEN BY Akshay Ramnani

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